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in 2009 at the age of 80. been joined by former president jimmy carter, former mayor of atlanta and u.s. ambassador to the united nations andrew young and former justice department spokesman terry adamson in the discussion of jack nelson's memoir, scoop. the evolution of a seven reporter. it is about an hour. >> good evening, everyone. it's good to have everyone here. my name is sink, and i will be moderating this wonderful panel tonight. and the director of the journalism program at emory. and co-author of a book about news coverage of the civil-rights movement, featured jack quite prominently. first of all, i want to thank the carter library and museum for hosting this one and for cosponsoring it and also the emory university libraries, particularly the manuscript archives and rare books librarian which houses and in the papers and the wisdom of a great number of seven journalists. white, african-american, all sorts -- we are so pleased that five of those opulence a prizewinners'. the latest among them is jack nelson. barbara was so generous and has made jackson papers our posit
of atlanta and u.s. ambassador to the united nations andrew young and former justice department spokesman terry adamson in the discussion of jack nelson's ms. moore "scoop the evolution of a southern reporter." it's about an hour >> good evening everyone. my name is hain't and i will be moderating this wonderful panel tonight. the director of the journalism program at emory and a co-author of a book about news coverage in the civil rights movement that featured jack quite prominently. first i want to thank the carter library and museum for hosting this and cosponsoring this and also emory university which houses the papers and the wisdom of a great journalists and we are so pleased that the to the surprise winners and the latest among them is jack nelson. barbara was generous and made jack's papers our possession now and there is some rich history and i encourage everyone to go and take a look at them. we are here to celebrate the life, memoir, peepers of jack nelson with some people that knew him extremely well. jack was a man of enormous influence and consequence in the nation. the stor
don't remember april 4th at all. at the time we moved out to atlanta and so it was putting me to bed. the next day when my mother went to get my father's body and bring it back to atlanta she told me that, you know, my father would no longer be able to speak to me. he had gone home to live with god and god we went to the airport, got on the plane, and i heard this noise and i heard a bunch of breathing. he's grant be in a casket that he want people to talk to me. but i hear him breathing. no, it's not him. it later on i asked, is he going to eat? because i remember daddy being at home at the dinner table and reaching for the last onion and picking up salary. i remember that is in my mind. so i wanted to know how is he going to of eat and she said god is going to take care of him. a lot of light, a lot of cameras [inaudible] a time to do the eulogy they had decided to play my father's 1967 that he delivered at the baptist church that is the whole thing that talks about the justice when. they played that after. i remember my mom said we can't speak, i'm looking for my dad. but a child
and that was the evening my father had been assassinated. at that time she put aside the process and came to atlanta to help my mother out with a funeral arrangements and then with us the children were the first couple of years. and helping my mother with the establishment of the king center. at that time my mother said maybe i want to write my own life story. she proceeded to do that and publish that in 1969 and is no longer in print. in 2004 because mother had encouraged it in 66 and she knew about it she still wanted her to complete a she said what you go ahead and complete the manuscript in 2004? of course she began to do more work. as a result a few months or a year later my mother became ill. so she couldn't really focus. my mother passed in 16 months later my sister passed so it was delayed somewhat that by 2008 and close 2009 she started completing this particular book. i had a conversation with her one day. she was working on it and she said people need to know more about coretta. martin did not make coretta. they need to know coretta king from the strong family roots, the strong family tha
as a young fellow growing up in atlanta georgia my parents didn't have an answer. it became kind of a quest to find out about it in the sense that there was enormous power and that would change the direction of my life. when i wasn't looking for it to happen. c-span: how many of your years did you think about this? >> guest: i started after i got into a book career in the late 70's after magazine journalism. i wanted to write about this period because i hadn't answered the question what is it made of and i thought in 1981 with what was proposed to be a three year history of the teen years and it's now been 16 years and i've done it in two volumes is now projected to be a trilogy or will be a trilogy after i finish it but i would have 20 years. definitely turning into my life work but i'm thankful for the privilege of it. c-span: the first book, parting the waters, 1,056 pages. this but there are 546 pages. what's been your approach? >> guest: to do it in storytelling. one of the reasons i wanted to do it is i knew this had an enormous impact like the construction period in the years before
captured in far off africa and brought to america as slaves. ok. then we came to -- we come now to atlanta, georgia. the city in which we were growing up had those laws. because of those laws, my family rarely went to picture shows. in fact, to this very day, i don't recall ever seeing my father on a street car because of those laws and the indignity that went with them, daddy preferred keeping m.l., a.d., and me close to home where we would be protected. but we lived in a neighborhood in atlanta now called sweet arbor. and this is the street. you can see the cars. you haven't seen cars like that, have you? they don't have any like that now. ok. something like we used to call a t model ford and so tpot. ok. we lived there on the avenue. and on our side of the street, there were two-story frame houses, similar to the one we lived in. across the street crouched a line of one-story houses and a store which was owned by a white family. when we were young, all of the children along the avenue played together, even the two boys whose parents owned the store. so you can see us playing together in
of 63 there is a wave of food riots the start in atlanta. and for one month to more than a dozen food riots sweeping confederacy, armed bands of women numbering from a dozen for flintridge and 300 followed by a crowd of a thousand of the people. this is -- the press initially thinks it is a conspiracy. they have conspiracy theories. the union is preventing this. it is not. and in richmond and mayor indebted the women in municipal court and the records of their show one-woman organizes, called these women. being planned for ten days. call all these women to a public meeting in the baptist church, told them to come to the market the next morning, leave the children at home and to come armed. they did. they showed up the next morning and ripped up the wharf and warehouses. for one month the confederacy, davis tried to stop the telegraph line. it got out, and the union was just floating over this. this must be the end. the women are up in arms and giving. they step into the making of history at that moment in a decisive way and really put the confederate states and government on notice th
. in the spring of 1863 there's a waive of food rite that start in atlanta and for a month, i think it's more than a dozen food riot sweep the confederacy all by women numbering from dozen richmond it's. 00 followed by a crowd of 1,000 other people, and this is, i mean, everybody -- the press initially thinks it's a conspiracy. they have conspiracy theories that union is fermenting this. it's not. it's women. richmond the mayor indicted the women. and the court records there to show one woman organized this and called the women being planned for at least a ten day -- she called women to public meeting at a baptist church. she told them to come to the market the next morning to leave their children at home and come armed. they did. they showed up the next morning and ripped up the war of and the warehouses in richmond. and for a month, the confederacy was convulsed. davis tried to stopped telegraph line. the union -- and the war just gloating over this. this must be the end. the women are up in arms and giving them grief. so they step to the making of history, i think that moment in a decisive way.
on the nashville paper, later with "the new york times," the editor of the "atlanta constitution." bill kovich. >> as a very careful observer of the times, you live through it and you reported about it, how did your -- tell me who things, what was the biggest surprise you discovered, and how did you change your mind based on your research? >> what was the biggest surprise and how did i change my mind? i think the biggest surprise was that j. edgar hoover and his fbi's campaign to destroy king politically, at least, was far more vicious, was far more relentless, and cruel, and i could imagine that public officials in the united states would do. how did i come to that conclusion? after a two or three year battle with the fbi and with my friends in the lbj library, part of the national archives, i was finally able to put together a mosaic of hundreds of fbi memos that went to the president. i saw how the president reacted to them, and didn't react to them. and even though great reporters have covered this story well, starting in '75 with the church hearings, i was appalled about that, and i don't
but operated in atlanta we competed with a number of community banks which took over one after failed and it looks like a lot had failed. those that are in the hotel business got together and put in a little bit of capital than leverage radically at very high interest rates since the government guarantee their deposit they did not care they let that to those who started the bank and then went broke and they lost $0.50 on the dollar. countrywide, washington mutual, golden west and indymac with high-risk portfolios no way the market would finance country ride without the government guaranteed deposit insurance. that was a major jolt -- major distortion but the government housing policy goes back a long time where the government tries to raise the motorship under the theory is a good thing. but owning a home does not change human behavior. it is the opposite so what allows you to own a home results in better behavior. the government subsidies started with tax credits and then in the early '70s to start on a path with the community reinvestment act the force banks to get from the lending
mean, we have not been building them for 50 years. for example, in atlanta, only 35% of the people who want to live in urban communities that are walkable can afford -- can find them and afford to live them. it is described as the next great economic boom. they have to sell houses first; right? get out of the old house, but they would rather be in the city, and the ones of means, of course, have disposable income, no kids, exactly the kind of customers you want for your stores and part of your tax base in the city. joe courtright, also based in portland, has done a lot of research into what that means. he took walk score, based in seattle. do you know about walk score? raise your hand if you know about walk score. pretty much most of you. that rates each address in the world, i guess america, i don't know. it's google maps data in terms of walk about. joe did a study finding that -- depends what city you're in, but every walk score point is worth, on average, out of a hundred, worth $2,000. every point on a hundred-point scale, which figures in dc an empty lot in the city is worth $200
of years ago he bought airline headquarters in atlanta and he needed to film all his tv shows in his movies. one of the amazing things about tyler and his story is that in 1998, tyler perry was homeless. tyler perry's seriously changed his story. i have kind of an unusual story myself. i was born in a small river town on the hudson, newburgh new york, and when i was growing up look singh called it the all-american city. at that time,, we had kind of an inner-city but then we had a lot of farm kids and there was an air force base. it was inner-city and farm kids and kids would have been around so was an interesting place to grow up. earlier on, my father grew up in the newburgh poorhouse. it was called the poggi. my father's mother was a charwoman which meant she cleaned the bathrooms for the other poor people and they got a room there. that was our background and that is why i feel i should be the next president of the united states. [laughter] [applause] anyway, i have been poor and i have been middle-class and then i was poor again and then i was middle-class again and now i am kind of ri
passage across to atlanta to the first place. well, he was a very clever man. touring the day he did sail to the east, as he was instructed, but he kept sales loose and floppy in the wind so as not to make it -- make too much progress in that night he reversed course and headed back toward the caribbean and the north american coast in the hope that he would be discovered, there would be captured, and that he and his fellow cuban slave owner would be saved. so he tricked the amistad africans. eventually he saw that lacking food and water there were not going to be able to make a long voyage, and so it was asked, do you want me to take you to a free country. they said what free country? the three countries the united states. well, you're talking allow one of a leading slave societies of the world and 8039, not exactly a free country, but to make a long story short the africans sailed the vessel all the way up to the dollar and end of long island where there were taken by a u.s. navy ship carried to the connecticut and thrown in jail charged with murder and piracy. now, as soon as word g
for 50 years. in atlanta, only 35% of the people who want to live in every joint and a setter walkable can find and to that end. chris weinberger describes this as the next great economic boom. they have to sell their houses and get out. but they'd much rather be in a city and the ones that need have disposable income, exactly the kind of customers who bought for your stores and your tax base in the city. joe cortright also based in portland has done a lot of research into what that means and he took walk square based in seattle. raise your hand if you know about box score. most of you. reteach address in the world. i guess it's america. google maps data in terms of its workability. so joe cortright did a study and found it depends with 50 year reign, but every point is worth on average added 100 about $2000. every point on a 100-point scale figures in d.c. an empty lot is worth $200,000. people are paying more for these places. the premium for walkable housing versus drivable housing is about 50% in seattle, 150% of denver, 200%. the exact same footage rather than outside the city. se
. watson his voice shaking told the anchor in atlanta on a neighboring hill there's a hotel a posh hotel a lot of foreigners were staying at. there were dozens of american french and chilean rescuers they're working to rescue at least one woman named sarah who is trapped but then another heartrending heartrending scream in the rubble stop them cold. even with international attention now on her took the rest of the day to find a generator and a power saw to pull the girl out. she died of her injuries two days later. there are many reasons for this disparity. most foreign rescuers arrived without clear orders where to go. the haitian government had no formal coordination of rescue efforts either between international organizations are between general keane boss mass u.s. task force and the government. foreign officials near the u.n. headquarters hotel montana had created supermarket. one of keane stoneman was one of the buried at montana. those that ventured the language barriers security concerns and some impose curfews outside the high and compound for treating waste on reports of quote
. many--st. paul was fairly integrated, which i was happy to see. atlanta was all, you know, black. --i'm interested in the response myself because people are taking out of it different things. white readers and black readers and then there's, you know, people i had not even thought about like native americans and particularly people of mixed heritage. c-span: let me ask you just a couple of last questions. what do you want the black audience to take out of this from your--from reading it? >> guest: i would hope it contributes to broadening the debate, but most importantly the definition of what we talk about when we talk about race and identity. i think we have to get away from a lot of stereotypes, especially among young black folk who think that, you know, black folk don't do this, black folk don't do that, who buy into a certain anti-intellectual stance and think that all black folk are poor. c-span: what do you want the white audience to take away from it? >> guest: just the same thing, just the same thing. i mean, i think what martin luther king said in the '60s that 11:00 on sund
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